Mendes – Tel er-Rub’a

Mendes Expedition 2015 – Expédition à Mendes en 2015

The 2015 Mendes Expedition is looking for participants
L’expédition de Mendes recrute pour 2015

Season Dates: May 7, 2015 – July 10, 2015
Session Dates: Session 1: May 8 to June 5; Session 2: June 6 to July 3
Application Deadline: January 10, 2015
Program Type: Field school
Affiliation: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Prof. Donald Redford and Dr. Susan Redford, Penn State University
Period(s) of Occupation: Predynastic through Roman Period
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 4 weeks
Minimum Age: 18
Experience Required: none


Our excavations began in 1990, and since that time annual seasons of excavation have resulted in an intensive exploration of the norther half of the tell. We have been able to identify and uncover many monumental constructions and features of the site, including the royal necropolis, harbor, sacred ram hypogeum, main temple, Libyan palace area, Old Kingdom necropolis, and Ptolemaic enclosure wall.

Excavations in the 2015 field season will concentrate on Old Kingdom domestic levels, and investigation of a large, mastaba field.

Room and Board Arrangements
  • The on-site accommodation is the Mendes dig-house and field institute, located at the northwest corner of the site within walking distance of the area of excavation. It comprises a 20 room structure, built in 1993, which can house 18 persons. The bedrooms are spacious, easily accommodating three individuals each.
  • Three meals a day, soft drinks and bottled water are provided by the expedition. The expedition engages a cook, house-boy, cleaning woman, and house guards. Food is bought in town and western-style meals are prepared by a full-time cook employed by the expedition.
Cost: US $4,000 + air fare for a 4 week session
Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Contact Information

Dr. Susan Redford
Dept. of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies
University Park, PA 16803
United States
Phone: 814-865-2722

Recommended Bibliography

The City of the Ram-Man, by Donald B. Redford (Princeton University Press, 2010)

For further information, please contact
Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez contacter

Dr. Susan Redford